Well, that's all well and good with clearing off the MAIN streets and roads...
I'll be looking into this and other things, but let's see what's going on in the meteorological realm.
The Hoosierland weather will have us seeing a high below freezing (maybe 28 degrees) and a mix of clouds and sunshine...you pick as to which one gets the "upper hand".
A nice sunrise looks promising, but looks can always be deceiving (current president included).
Schools are all on a 2-hour delay, but that doesn't mean much, especially with a wind chill of MINUS NINE DEGREES outside this morning.
So, with that taken care of, let's get our nice hot and soothing cup of our favorite morning beverage and see what's on my mind...
*** First out of the chill-zone is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
February 3 -
---Today is "the day the music died" - the airplane crash back in 1959 that took the lives of The Big Bopper, Richie Valens and Buddy Holly.
And that"s all she wrote.
*** Now, back to my initial thoughts on snow removal...
Wifey of going to attempt to get to school today, and personally, I don't think 2 hours matters a helluva lot.
It's still gonna be cold, we have water that has frozen at intersections making those areas"less than fun", drivers with no apparent knowledge of HOW to drive in this crap, and the lack of plowing to make it any easier to get to a cleared main toad.
|You came through LAST month...what's up now?|
QUICKLY digs out?
You're bullshitting me, right?
:Plows in residential areas by 6AM?
WHICH areas and WHICH day of this week is that supposed to be, anyway?
The city LIED...straight away.
Wifey called - she got to school okay, but said the roads were TERRIBLE.
|This driveway was plowed - at a VACANT house!|
FWCS has seen fit to place all these damn school bus ROUTES along our residential streets (to pick up a child of two here and there, rather than have them WALK a stinking block to a MAIN street where a bus stop would be more appropriate), the city SHOULD be concentrating efforts to make the routes PASSABLE to ALL traffic on city streets...or, the FWCS could just RELOCATE the damn stops to MAIN roads...as they should be in the first place.
Simple solution, hmm?
Well, it should be.
***And now, some snippets:..
---Al Sharpton has all his business holdings CLOSED down...about damn time...
---Obummer proposes more taxes and spending...what ELSE is new?
---Charlie Manson's marriage license runs out...aww, too damn bad.
---FWCS began a crisis team program...(???)...
YESTERDAY...when FWCS was CLOSED. How the hell did they manage THAT one?
Here's the story link:
Uh oh...heard the phrase "culture change" (in a community)...being batted about.
That can't be productive.
This pretty much pertains to the mental health issues with students...(who should NOT be mainstreamed in the first damn place), and will attempt to get them help faster than parents could (is this AFTER they go on an impromptu rampage and injure several students and/or teachers?)
Seventy percent of students (within the juvenile justice system) struggle with a "diagnosable" (sic) psychiatric disorder, according to a report mentioned in the story.
And WHY is that anyway?
What has changed since the days when I attended school?
If you can answer THAT (and most of you CAN), go to the head of the class, folks.
(front rows are gonna be crowded)
*** Last back to the skating rink...What do I always say when it comes to making decisions?
Well, it comes down to BASICS...as in:
2) If you have to err, always do it on the side of caution, even if your pride takes a hit. You're better than that anyway.
Doesn't get any easier, right?
And yet, there are SOME out there who cannot make an INFORMED DECISION if their life depended on it. Sometimes, it does, too.
CHOSE to not pay attention and FOCUS on the things that lead us to those good decisions...and it can happen to anyone.
Thing is, there are those of us who try to NOT make such things commonplace in our lives...others, not so much.
Life is many things, but when bad choices take center stage...well, the results are obvious.
Some day, more people will figure this one out...just not today.
Stay SAFE out there, America.